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ISPO HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 6 OUTERWEAR STORIES

ISPO HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 6 OUTERWEAR STORIES

From stormy Alpine summits to rainy valleys in the Lakes, from freezing Scottish winter belays to windy South American summits, the only boundary you need in the outdoors is a shell layer that can effectively protect you from the elements. Here are some of the best outerwear stories from this year’s ISPO: 1. MAMMUT NORDWAND PRO HS HOODED JACKET This top of the range hard shell from Mammut is the flagship jacket in the new Eiger Extreme collection. … Read entire article »

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ISPO HIGHLIGHTS : TOP 5 PACKS AND BAGS

ISPO HIGHLIGHTS : TOP 5 PACKS AND BAGS

You can splash the cash on all the latest breathable, waterproof, lightweight apparel on the market but if you’re carrying a donkey of a storage system on your back your mountain adventure can turn into an endurance epic in no time. If you’re into comfortable, practical and straightforward journeys and are on the lookout for a new pack for next winter, then read on… 1. LOWE ALPINE DESCENT AND KULU PACKS How old? Lowe Alpine turns 50 this … Read entire article »

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ISPO Highlights: Top 11 Ski Touring Stories

ISPO Highlights: Top 11 Ski Touring Stories

We all know that ski touring has hit the mainstream fast and hard in recent years but nothing reinforces the growth and power of the backcountry ski industry like a visit to ISPO. The evidence is everywhere for all to see with more and more brands getting in on the uphill action as the main players continue to innovate at speed. Here are just a couple of handfuls of the many fascinating ski touring stories we … Read entire article »

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ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Hiking and Mountaineering Footwear Products

ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Hiking and Mountaineering Footwear Products

Searchable footwear, partnerships with global tyre specialists, boots that take you from the valley to the summit and back to the pub – the winter world of hiking and mountaineering footwear is a rapidly advancing technical beast. In the second of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich, we bring you five of the biggest stories in footwear for next autumn/winter… 1. HAGLOFS GRYM KEPROTEC GT In Sweden Grym means ‘awesome’ so it’s … Read entire article »

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ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

In the second of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich, we bring you our list of the best mountain running products available next autumn/winter… Winter mountain running is demanding, complex and challenging, for both athletes and gear designers alike. Products need to be lightweight and breathable yet warm, durable and capable of standing up to brutal winter conditions. Freezing temperatures, slippery terrain, shin deep snow and relentless rain are all on … Read entire article »

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